The 2014 NY2LA Sports Invitational kicked off Friday night from Homestead High School in Milwaukee. As always, opening night was filled with excitement and outstanding individual performances. Among them were Marshawn Wilson and Wisconsin United, who picked up a big win over Team NLP.
Here are the top performers from Friday night’s action: 

Top Performers 
Evan Boudreaux – 2015 – PF – Team NLP
6-7 – Lake Forest HS – Lake Forest, IL

Boudreaux had his versatility on full display Friday night. The 6-foot-7 forward knocked down three triples on his way to a game-high 22 points in a loss to Wisconsin United. He also had some viscous drives to the basket, punishing the defense with his aggressive style. 

Riley Doody – 2015 – SG – Illinois Celtics
6-1 – St. Ignatius HS – Chicago, IL

Doody got off to a strong start with his ability to attack the paint and dish the basketball. The junior guard finished with 21 points in a loss to the Wisconsin Swing. Doody couldn’t be stopped going to the bucket, using an array of dribble penetration moves to find his way to the hole.

Jack Popp – 2016 – G/F – Wisconsin Academy
6-3 – Homestead HS - Thiensville, WI

Popp scored a game-high 15 points in an easy win over Illinois Irish. The 6-foot-3 wing shot the ball well from mid-range and as usual, did most of his damage in transition. One of the more all-around athletic players in the tournament, Popp often beats his opponent with pure hustle. 

Marshawn Wilson – 2015 – SG – Wisconsin United
6-2 – Hill Murray HS – Oakdale, MN

Wilson carried Wisconsin United in key spots, leading a comeback victory over Team NLP. The strong, athletic guard finished with a game-high 22 points, bullying his way into the paint for some tough baskets. Wilson also got it done in transition, converting a number of three-point plays. 

Stock Boosters
David Hamilton – 2015 – PG – Playground Elite
5-9 – North HS – Milwaukee, WI

Hamilton took over the second half for Playground Elite, who escaped with a narrow victory over Wisconsin Dynasty. Scoring 18 of his game-high 22 points after halftime, Hamilton made some great plays in transition. The super quick guard can also shoot it from the outside, knocking down a couple of triples Friday night. 

Ben Meinholz – 2015 – F – Wisconsin Swing
6-5 – Marquette HS – Milwaukee, WI

Meinholz helped the Wisconsin Swing grab a large, early lead over the Illinois Celtics which they would never relinquish. The 6-foot-5 forward shot the ball well from the perimeter in the first half, but in the second half he found ways to get to the basket. Meinholz had 19 points in a winning effort. 

Terek Nesheim – 2016 – PF – Wisconsin Academy
6-5 – Mount Horeb HS – Mount Horeb, WI

Nesheim scored all 13 of his points in the first half as Wisconsin Academy got off a fast start over Illinois Irish. The sophomore forward made himself available to passers and did a nice job finishing around the rim. Nesheim is also capable of stretching the floor with his 3-point shooting when given space. 

Brian Studer – 2015 – SG – Wisconsin Swing
6-2 – Germantown HS – Germantown, WI

Studer did what he does best—shoot the basketball. The sharpshooting guard was often left open and made the defense pay as the Wisconsin Swing beat the Illinois Celtics Friday night. Scoring 20 points, Studer also had some impressive drives, converting some tough baskets in traffic. 

Recruiting Notes
Evan Boudreaux has offers from Iowa State, DePaul, Iowa, Penn State, Boston College, Northwestern, Saint Louis, Yale, Bucknell, Princeton, and Dartmouth. He plans to cut down his list at the end of July. 

Jack Popp is fielding interest from Wisconsin, Drake, Lehigh, IUPUI, Northern Colorado, Davidson, and Northern Iowa.